I’ve noticed that living up here in the mountains has shifted my perspective. Whenever we go into town to get groceries or toiletries, I feel like an outsider looking in. It’s probably because I’m surrounded by nature instead of people, but when we’re shopping I observe people as if I’m removed from the situation. It’s hard to describe exactly, but because I live an isolated life I see people in a different way than I ever did before.
Like you, I don’t understand what’s going on in the world anymore. Yesterday we went grocery shopping and were surprised to find so many essentials sold out like toilet paper, bottled water, soap, hand sanitizer, and drugs. People were scared and stockpiling their grocery carts because of a pandemic scare. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Lately I’ve also been affected by the struggles and tragedy within my own family. It’s heartbreaking when loved ones are suffering and nothing can be done about it. It’s made me fiercely aware of my own health and mortality. Feeling all this chaos and turmoil has increased my own efforts of spirituality. I’ve been praying and meditating more. I’ve also been listening to uplifting music (this is my favorite piece). One of my favorite activities is lighting candles and sending out love to whomever needs it. It’s my own little way of coping with situations I cannot control.
One thing I observed at the store yesterday that made me happy was all the flowers I saw women buying. It made me glad to see others continuing to find joy and beauty even in a very confusing world. It makes all the difference!
Have you noticed any dramatic changes where you are?
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